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Thread: Need Roaster and Bean Advice
- 11-29-2012, 07:05 AM #1
Need Roaster and Bean Advice
I own a seasonal bakery with a well established and loyal client base.
I have been infatuated with the idea of roasting our own beans. I thought it would wear off in the past month but it has not.
We serve a morning brew, sumatra, decaf and some flavored blends of Wicked Joes. It is fantastic coffee for our purposes.
Our customers are not bean snobs - they just want a GOOD FRESH CUP.
That coffee does however seem to be back ordered too often now, and that is a problem for us.
We brew ~230 pounds of coffee mostly in July and August. 90% of that is Regular or Jamacian Me Crazy - a Cream/Vanillla/Kahlua type creation.
I could probably sell another 200-300 pounds wholesale or off season or to other retailers in the area (if I wanted to).
Should I go for the "Nesco" 1/3 pound roaster for $170 and just suck it up for a year and see how it goes?
Or should I go more for the SonoFresco 1lb for $2,000 plus $400 installation and make the roaster a "focal point" of our retail area.
Lastly, where could I get 200-400 pounds of decent beans and the flavorings at a reasonable price? I have been searching, but I am afraid to jump into business with just anyone.
Thank you in advance!
Last edited by PinkRose; 12-10-2012 at 06:03 PM. Reason: Changed The Title
- 12-10-2012, 05:59 PM #2
I saw a lot of views but no advice... so I did some research and I am on my way. So far so good.
- 12-11-2012, 08:53 AM #3"Wine is for aging, not coffee."
Ken Hutchinson, Starsky and Hutch
- 12-17-2012, 07:52 AM #4
Topher, thank you I will message you, I appreciate the help!
- 12-17-2012, 11:50 AM #5
Please share your experience here or you can email me and let me know how it went.
I am very interested in knowing but I don't know if the sonofresco is good enough to accommodate your size of business.
If you want to make the move, i would jump into much better roaster with more control....
- 12-17-2012, 05:53 PM #6
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